FLW pro angler Casey Ashley started off Day 1 of the FLW Tour on Lake Hartwell by singing the National Anthem. Ashley ended the day by finishing number 1 with five bass weighing 21-07 pounds.
Ashley from Donalds was not alone in sharing top ten honors with two other South Carolina pros. Jason Quinn from Rock Hill was fourth with five bass weighing 18-09 pounds, and Barton Aiken from.... Read More
The FLW pros have practiced for three days on Lake Hartwell, but all they can talk about is “fishing lousy weather” on the opening days of the tournament.
“Fishing lousy weather” may consist of cold rains, howling winds, and 30 degree temperatures for the opening days of the tournament. It will definitely separate the fair weather fishermen from the hardcore anglers in a.... Read More
The tournament anglers fishing on Lake Hartwell report that the bass are still in the prespawn mode, but the good news is that the fish are starting to move up into shallow water.
Anglers are finding fish on the ledges of creek channels and on humps out in deep water in the mornings anywhere from 20-40 feet deep. They are hooking these fish on Carolina rigs with finesse type worms in.... Read More
Joe Birchfield of Hendersonville, NC and Chuck Harrison of Brevard, NC won the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit tournament on Lake Hartwell on February 16 with a five-fish limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces.
Birchfield and Harrison said that they caught their fish off a point before 9:00 am on a ½ ounce homemade jigging spoon. The winning team netted $5,200 which included $4,000 in.... Read More
Even though it was a “tough day” of fishing with howling winds and bluebird skies, Roger Padgett of Travelers Rest was still able to pull in the winning fish at the February Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament.
Pagett’s brown trout weighed-in at 3.72 pounds and was caught in the Toxaway River. Pagett said that he caught the fish while trolling in 45 feet of water on a #2 flat brass.... Read More
For most of the anglers fishing the BFL Savannah River Division Tournament on Lake Keowee, it was a tough day on the lake, but for Mick Rhinehart of Pelzer, it was “a pretty good day.”
Rhinehart had a five fish limit for a total weight of 16-07 pounds, plus the big fish of the tournament weighing in at 8-09 pounds. Rhinehart netted $4315, plus $610 for the big bass, and an extra $1000.... Read More
Even with the extreme weather that Upstate fishermen have experienced, Lake Hartwell anglers are catching a variety of fish. The key is picking your fishing days when the weather is tolerable and fishing the creeks.
“They are killing the crappie on Lake Hartwell,” according to Randy Childers of Lake Hartwell Fishing & Marine in Anderson. 'Anglers are catching crappie in the creeks.... Read More
With weather getting colder and colder, the trout fishing on Lake Jocassee keeps getting better and better. Just ask Evans Lalas of Charlotte who hauled in a 5.80 pound brown trout to win the January Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament.
Lalas said it was a tough day of fishing because the trout keep hitting short, and he kept missing fish. Around 11:00, while fishing the Three Rivers.... Read More
“We got lucky and won!” said Brad McCall of Anderson with his partner Mike Durham of Liberty about winning the Hartwell Cat Chasers Tournament on Lake Hartwell Jan. 4. The team had three catfish that weighed 98.45 pounds and the big cat weighed-in at 38.95 pounds.
While others were carping about “nearly freezing to death” and frozen equipment not working, the winning anglers were not.... Read More
It’s hard to believe, but it’s a crankbait bass bite on Lake Keowee. Just ask Eric Martin of Seneca and Brock Taylor from Pendleton who weighed-in 19.06 pounds and a big fish of 6.99 pounds at the B &T New Year’s “Eve” Tournament.
From the results of recent Keowee tournaments, winning anglers were bringing in fifteen to twenty pound bags to get a check. These money winning anglers.... Read More
Jeff Bridges of Indian Trial, NC, won the Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament with the winning trout weighing-in at 4.42 pounds on Saturday, December 21.
Bridges caught his winning brown while trolling 25 feet deep with a copper/silver Sutton #44 spoon. Bridges said that he and his partner caught 15 trout that day, and five were “keepers.” “The trout fishing is just now starting to.... Read More
Derrill Hiott - 7 Pointer taken in Greenwood County on Abbewood Hunting Club. I was just about to shoot a very large doe, when i saw her turn and look away as if something was coming. about 5 seconds later this boy comes trotting towards her. He is now being mounted! Fortunately i was able to capture him on my Moultrie Trail Cam and knew that he and another larger buck was in the area.
The Upland bird hunting has been excellent with temperatures in the 40's and 50's, Dogs can get out there and stretch their legs and RUN. A full day of tromping around in the brush is a great way to get out and get some exercise at the same time.
Coveys are hard to find these days, but if you are persistent and go where the quail are, you will scare up a covey rise.
With a few exceptions, it is pretty much a bottom bass bite on Lake Hartwell. Anglers over the weekend were bringing in catches from bumping or dragging baits on the bottom.
Anglers were pulling out bass from brush piles, creek channels, and humps while fishing from 15 to 30 feet of water. The best fish were coming from the big water and the Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers around Andersonville.... Read More
With the 70 degree temperatures and the lack of migrating ducks, our crew decided to hunt geese instead.After setting up our full bodies and shell decoys, we got ready for legal shooting hours. It was cloudy and over cast, and no wind. Blake Langley our camera man, videoed our hunt. We worked two different pairs and one flock of six. We managed to get five nice birds and then topped it off with.... Read More
34 degrees, wind and rain while laying out in a wheat field, was an absolute blast! The front helped push some giant Canada's in our area.We worked two good flocks and one single, with us harvesting twelve and we have it all on film.Truly Blessed.
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